When is a Man

April 15, 2014|
When is a Man by Aaron Shepard
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Paul Rasmussen is a young ethnographer and academic recovering from prostate cancer. Broken, he retreats to the remote forests and towns of the Immitoin Valley. As an outsider, he discovers how difficult it is to know a place, let alone become a part of it. Then, a drowned man and a series of encounters with the locals force him to confront the valley''s troubled past and his own uncertain future. As Paul turns his attention to the families displaced forty years earlier by the flooding of the valley to create a hydroelectric dam, his desire to reinvent himself runs up against the bitter emotions and mysterious connections that linger in the community in the aftermath of the flood.

An original debut novel that is meditative, raw, and exuberant in tone, Aaron Shepard''s When is a Man offers a fresh perspective on landscape and masculinity.

Aaron Shepard has written award-winning short fiction and has been published in a number of Canadian literary journals, including the Fiddlehead and PRISM International. His personal essay “Edge of the Herd” appears in the anthology Nobody’s Father: Life Without Kids. He is a graduate of the University of Victoria&...
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Title:When is a Man
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.81 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.81 in
Published:April 15, 2014
Publisher:Brindle & Glass Publishing
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781927366264

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